Citizens play a central role in the resilience of a city. Whereas work on resilience development is often carried out with the working-age population, kids and teenagers represent an often-overlooked means of reaching the population (i.e. their parents and grandparents), as well as cultivating their own engagement as citizens.
This project aims to increase resilience and the awareness of the impact of climate change among 14 to 17-year-olds at city (meso) scale. It will enhance a pilot-project initiated by the City of Montréal and the organisation GUEPE. The Resilience Office of the City of Montréal, the Commissioner for Children of the City of Montréal, the Maison de l’innovation sociale, GUEPE, and Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) are collaborating on this project. An intern will identify best practices, qualitatively and quantitatively measure characteristics of the target population using recognized indicators, develop interventions, implement these interventions and measure their impact.